Date: October 07, 2012
Author: Golf Australia

Round 2: Eisenhower Trophy cut to 54 holes

Round 2 Leaderboard (Complete) The Australian men’s team of Daniel Nisbet (QLD), Cameron Smith (QLD) and Matthew Stieger (NSW) completed their second round and moved into 22nd place as the Eisenhower Trophy was reduced to 54 holes due to weather delays at the World Amateur Team Championships in Antalya, Turkey. The Australians finished their second round with a 2-under par team total at Antalya Golf Club’s Sultan Course to be at 1-over par for the championship. The Australians are tied with Denmark, Thailand, Wales and Portugal. The United States team leads by 8 strokes at 24-under par from France in second place after the Americans set a 36 hole scoring record of 266, beating the 268 set by the winning USA team in Puerto Rico in 2004. Smith fired the best round for the Australians with a 3-under par 68 while Stieger posted a 1-over par 72. Nisbet s second round 79 was non-counting. The third and final round will take place on Sunday evening (AEST) on Antalya Golf Club’s Sultan Course and the Australians have been paired with Brazil and Wales. The Australian men’s team last won the Eisenhower Trophy in 1996 in a team that included Jamie Crow, David Gleeson, Jarrod Moseley and Brett Partridge. Each team has two or three players and plays 72 holes of stroke play over four days. In each round, the total of the two lowest scores from each team constitutes the team score for the round. The four-day (72-hole) total is the team s score for the championship.